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Sassy
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   Posted 5/24/2005 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am new to this forum but post on the UC board.  I've been on Celexa for almost 2 yrs with a short 3 month break.  Until the break, I never cried, but was never depressed and my anxiety disappeared.  It was great. 
After starting again because symptoms returned, I'm finding some depression or stress building.  I can cry now, I think maybe I needed to up my dose.  I was only taking 10 mg.  So I've been taking a full 20mg pill every other day.  Has anyone ever done this?  I find I am really tired again just like the first 3 months on this drug 2 yrs ago.
Not to mention the lack of sex drive.  Is there another anti-depressant that doesn't take that away??  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Sassy
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   Posted 5/24/2005 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sassy, I usually post on the cardiac or allergy forum, but I've had depression since I was diagnosed with heart failure a couple of years ago. I take Lexapro, which I believe is an off shoot of the Celexa. Almost any antidepressant can have some side effects, but there's always one out there that will 'fit' you. I am really sorry that you are going through this right now, I know it's not easy. Discuss this with your Dr., it's important that he knows that this side effect is going on with you. Perhaps between the two of you, you can find one that will help you more!

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   Posted 5/25/2005 1:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Sassy!!

I don't think an anti-d should keeping from crying always. But it should help most of the time. I would think taking 10 mg every day would be better than taking 20 e/o/d but best to ask your pharmacist about that. As far as the sexual side affects . . . I would talk to the doc because that is pretty important.

I hope you get lots of responses to your post.

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   Posted 5/25/2005 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I would check with your Dr. about adjusting your medication dose. I found that when I was on Paxil, the 20 mg. did not help and 30 a day did. This worked for about a year and then found I was feeling apathetic about most things in life. Talked to my Dr. and we switched to a different classification of anti-d. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries before finding the right med or correct dose that works the best. Good luck and hope you find the answers you are looking for.
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Having2LeftFeet
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   Posted 5/25/2005 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Sassy,
(my dalmatian's name is Ms. Sassy...love it!) Anyway, to your delema. I was on celexa for many years and to tell you truth, it didn't help me after a while. I guess like any RX, you get immune to it after any length of time. I am now taking prozac but to me, one's as bad as the other. Who knows what works now-a-days. I also take elevil and xanax. They are probably fighting each other. Perhaps ask your doc if you need a change and i hope this helps. If not, take what helps you and leave the rest. (smile)
 
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   Posted 5/25/2005 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your replies. I read some of your posts last night and thought what a great idea, an anti-depressant that helps you lose weight!! But it probably keeps you up all night!! I need my sleep.

I guess I should go back to the Dr. and let him help me to find the right dose etc. I hope I don't have to go through all those new "adjustment" side effects. It actually was good to cry again, but I wondered why now? Unless the dose is just not enough for me now.

Perhaps, just perhaps, I am getting depressed for normal reasons like stress, hormones acting up etc. etc. I swear menopause is lurking near by. Hee Hee.

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